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    Yamaha/Skeeter Pro Angler Brandon Palaniuk Claims Second Bassmaster® Angler of the Year Title

    POSTED 8/29/2022

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – August 29, 2022 – Brandon Palaniuk is the 2022 Bassmaster® Angler of the Year. The Yamaha/Skeeter Boats Pro clinched the title on the Mississippi River with 39 pounds, 11 ounces, and a 25th place finish on the third day of the final Elite tournament of the season. He also became the 12th angler to win multiple AOY trophies, earning his first title in 2017.

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    Yamaha/Xpress Boats® Pro Angler Jason Christie Wins Elite on Lake Chickamauga

    POSTED 4/11/2022

    DAYTON, Tenn. – April 11, 2022 – Yamaha/Xpress Boats® pro angler Jason Christie secured his second major win for 2022 during the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on Lake Chickamauga with a four-day total weight of 73 pounds, 7 ounces. The 48-year-old pro from Park Hill, Okla., also took home 2022 Bassmaster Classic® Championship title on Lake Hartwell in March. His victory marks the fourth major bass fishing win for the Yamaha Pro Team in 2022.

     

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    Yamaha Pro Angler Bobby Lane is the 2022 REDCREST Champion

    POSTED 3/28/2022

    GROVE, Okla. – March 28, 2022 –  Yamaha Pro Team angler Bobby Lane made a third-period surge during the Championship Round of REDCREST 2022 Presented by Costa, bagging a 2-pounder at the last minute to take the lead and win the championship. His performance on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees on the final day also earned him the REDCREST trophy and $300,000 grand prize. His wife, four children and brother, Chris Lane, joined him in the on-stage celebration.

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    Yamaha/Skeeter Team Pro Angler Drew Cook Captures Bassmaster® Elite Win on Santee Cooper Lakes

    POSTED 3/22/2022

    CLARENDON COUNTY, S.C. – March 22, 2022 –  Yamaha/Skeeter Boats Pro Team member Drew Cook weighed in 24 pounds, 9 ounces on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on the Santee Cooper Lakes, taking home the coveted blue trophy and $100,000 grand prize.

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    Yamaha/Xpress Boats® Pro Angler Jason Christie Wins 2022 Bassmaster Classic® on Lake Hartwell

    POSTED 3/7/2022

    Greenville, S.C. – March 7, 2022 – Yamaha/Xpress Boats® pro angler Jason Christie is the 2022 Bassmaster Classic® Champion. The 48-year-old pro from Park Hill, Okla., who narrowly missed the Classic title twice in the past, started Sunday’s final round in first place and caught five bass weighing 17 pounds, 9 ounces to win the 52nd Classic. His three-day total was 54 pounds even, only 5 ounces better than the angler who finished in second place. The event drew a record 154,932 fans.

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    New Anglers Expand 2022 Yamaha Marine Pro Team

    POSTED 2/7/2022

    Kennesaw, Ga., Feb. 7, 2022 – Yamaha Marine adds seven new anglers to freshwater and saltwater Pro Fishing Teams for 2022. They will compete in various professional tournament trails across the country, representing Yamaha’s premium brand and upholding the company’s dedication to the sport of competitive fishing.
     

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    Yamaha Marine’s Power Pay® Program Expands, Offers Payouts for 506 Tournaments in 2022

    POSTED 12/9/2021

    Yamaha Marine will expand its Power Pay contingency program in 2022 to include 506 tournaments, including 14 new trails. Power Pay, which recently surpassed 1,000 members, rewards anglers with cash payouts for running eligible Yamaha outboards in sanctioned tournaments.

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    Yamaha Pros Zaldain, Rickard Capture Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship

    POSTED 11/15/2021

    Tournament Pairs Pro Anglers from Fresh and Saltwater Tours, Broadens Competitive Fishing Landscape

    Port Aransas, Texas -  Nov. 15, 2021 – Yamaha Pros Chris Zaldain of Fort Worth, Texas, and IFA Redfish Tour angler Ryan Rickard of Brandon, Fla., brought 43 pounds, 4 ounces of redfish to the scales to win the 2021 Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter. 2021 marked the Redfish Cup tournament comeback after a 12-year hiatus, featuring ten teams of fresh and saltwater pro anglers. A seven-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier, Zaldain won the 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship tournament. Rickard, a seasoned redfish tournament pro, notched his first career victory.

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    Lamar State Anglers Pocket $5,000 of Yamaha Power Pay

    POSTED 8/17/2021

    KENNESAW, Ga. - August 18, 2021 – Yamaha Power Pay put $5K in the hands of two college bass anglers from Lamar State College at the 2021 Carhartt® Bassmaster® College Series Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops®. Jack Tindell and Brett Fregia didn’t even have to place first to reap the reward. Their 12th place finish earned them the Power Pay bonus on top of their Bassmaster College Series payout.
     

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    YAMAHA PRO TAKU ITO WINS BASSMASTER® ELITE ON ST. LAWRENCE RIVER

    POSTED 7/19/2021

    WADDINGTON, New York - July 19, 2021 – Yamaha/Skeeter Pro Taku Ito of Chiba, Japan weighed in 26 pounds on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on the St. Lawrence River to capture his first Elite series championship with a four-day total of 90 pounds even.

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    YAMAHA ANGLERS READY TO TAKE ON 2021 BASSMASTER CLASSIC®

    POSTED 5/26/2021

    The 2021 Bassmaster Classic will take place June 11-13 on Lake Ray Roberts in Fort Worth, Texas. This year, 14 of the pro anglers competing in the Classic will have Yamaha V MAX SHO® power on the back of their boats. The anglers bring a wide range of expertise and experience to the table as they compete on the biggest bass fishing stage in the world. Here’s a quick snapshot of the 2021 Yamaha Bassmaster Classic qualifiers.

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    WES LOGAN WINS BASSMASTER® ELITE ON NEELY HENRY

    POSTED 5/11/2021

    Gadsden, Ala. -  May 11, 2021 –  Wes Logan, powered by Yamaha Outboards and Skeeter Boats, weighed in 14 pounds, 1 ounce on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on Alabama’s Neely Henry Lake to capture the Elite series win with a four-day total of 57 pounds, 9 ounces. The 26-year-old from Springville, Ala., a 30-mile drive from the Gadsden City Boat Docks, earned $100,000 for the win, his first in 26 B.A.S.S. events.

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    WALTERS AND CAPPO COLLECT YAMAHA POWER PAY

    POSTED 4/28/2021

    Quitman, Texas - Patrick Walters and Quentin Cappo both fished a strong tournament during the record-setting Bassmaster® Elite Series on legendary Lake Fork. While their performances fell short of hometown favorite Lee Livesay’s mind-boggling 42-pound limit on Championship Sunday, they both went home with Yamaha Power Pay bonus money.

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    Yamaha’s Power Pay Program Opens the World of Competitive Fishing, Strengthens the Bonds of One Wisconsin Family

    POSTED 10/15/2020

    This month, Yamaha Marine is celebrating the first anniversary of its new Power Pay contingency program. Power Pay opens the world of competitive fishing to a wide field of participants and offers cash bonuses for noncontracted anglers running eligible Yamaha power in sanctioned tournaments.

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    McMullan Family is a Fan of Yamaha Power Pay

    POSTED 6/30/2020

    Kennesaw, Ga. – June 30, 2020 –  North Carolina native Brant McMullan has a 25-year history in Ocean Isle Beach, where his life is centered on family and fishing. He and wife Amy own and manage Ocean Isle Fishing Center, and when they’re not working, they often compete together as a family in kingfish tournaments with daughter, Caroline, and son, Brayden. In recent weeks, the McMullans have become the ‘first family’ of Yamaha’s Power Pay.
     

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    Stefan Calls Yamaha Power Pay a Precious Commodity

    POSTED 5/12/2020

    Kennesaw, Ga. – May 12, 2020 - Prior to turning full time FLW® pro five years ago, Matt Stefan made a living assuring commodities such as soybeans and gold were being traded in a fair and ethical manner. It’s no surprise the Wis. pro was quick to recognize the financial opportunities within the Yamaha Power Pay contingency program for tournament anglers, which has already paid anglers roughly $20,000 since its launch.  
     

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    First College Angler Cashes in on Yamaha Power Pay

    POSTED 4/21/2020

    Jake Mims Places 18th, Takes Home $500

    Kennesaw, Ga. – April 21, 2020 – Jake Mims, a student at Brewton Parker College in Central Georgia, recently became the first official competitive college angler to take home Yamaha Power Pay cash. Mims, who admits he hates to fish in a crowd, ran 34 miles away from the official launch on Lake Sam Rayburn to flip the flooded bushes that eventually led to an 18th place finish in the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series event. Impressively, his long run paid off in Power Pay winnings.
     

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    O’Brien Converts Third Place into $2K in Yamaha Power Pay

    POSTED 3/31/2020

    Kennesaw, Ga. – March 31, 2020 - Jacksonville redfish tournament angler Scott O’Brien makes a living tearing down buildings and turning them into recycled concrete, but his passion for inshore saltwater angling recently converted a third-place finish in the IFA Redfish® Tour® event at Steinhatchee into $2,000 worth of Yamaha Power Pay bonus cash.
     

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    Yamaha Offers $50K Power Pay Bonus to Bassmaster Classic® Angler

    POSTED 3/2/2020

    Yamaha Marine will award $50,000 to the highest finishing registered eligible Power Pay angler during the 2020 Bassmaster Classic® in Birmingham, Ala., March 6 to March 8.  Yamaha’s new Power Pay contingency program, which launched in the fall of 2019, provides cash bonuses to anglers who place highest in sanctioned salt and freshwater tournaments. The payout for the Classic represents the highest cash bonus opportunity available through the program.
     

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    Darold Gleason is First Angler to Cash in on Yamaha Power Pay

    POSTED 2/21/2020

    Kennesaw, Ga. – February 21, 2020 – Darold Gleason became the first angler in America to cash-in on Yamaha’s new Power Pay contingency program for tournament anglers when he finished third in the FLW® Tackle Warehouse® Pro event on Sam Rayburn, Texas on Jan. 26.
     

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    Yamaha Pros Excited to Fish in 2020 Bassmaster Classic®

    POSTED 2/7/2020

    All Predict Heavy Weights As Long As Weather Cooperates

    For Drew Cook, Scott Canterbury and Patrick Walters, walking across the stage as a competitor for the first time in this year’s Bassmaster Classic®  will be the realization of a life-long dream. Even for Matt Herren, Keith Combs, Bill Lowen and Mark Menendez, who have fished in previous Classics, the excitement is every bit as strong because this will be the 50th anniversary of the most famous bass tournament in the world.

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    Yamaha/Skeeter Pro Scott Canterbury Claims 2019 Toyota® Bassmaster® Angler of the Year Title

    POSTED 10/2/2019

    Yamaha/Skeeter Pro Drew Cook is 2019 Bassmaster® DICK’s Sporting Goods® Rookie of the Year

    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 2, 2019 -  Yamaha/Skeeter Pro Scott Canterbury is the 2019 Toyota® Bassmaster® Angler of the Year. With five bass that weighed 19 pounds, 12 ounces during the final round on Tuesday, Oct. 1, Canterbury pushed his three-day total to 59 pounds four ounces, finishing in 14th place for the week at the Toyota® Bassmaster® Angler of the Year Championship on Lake St. Clair. More importantly, he finished at the top of the season points standings with 848 points, earning $100,000 and one of the most coveted titles in professional fishing.

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    Yamaha Pros Cliff Pace and Bobby Lane Take First, Second in 2019 Regular-Season Bass Pro Tour Finale

    POSTED 7/1/2019

    NEENAH, Wis., July 1, 2019 – Yamaha Pro Cliff Pace took home the eighth and final trophy of the regular-season Bass Pro Tour on Green Lake, Wis., June 30. Sunday’s championship battle required more than 81 pounds to win, and Pace caught 47 bass for a total of 81 pounds, nine ounces to secure the title. Yamaha Pro Bobby Lane placed second, catching 43 bass for a total of 68 pounds, twelve ounces.  For his win, Pace takes home $100,000 and the title of Stage Eight Champion.
     

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